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From the Bavarian countryside to clubbing in Berlin, you’ll find both modern culture and rich traditions. Dive into all the history here as you explore this country that has rebuilt to become a global powerhouse. Hearty, delicious food and big ol’ beer steins await.    

Berlin Germany view of River Spree

Basic Info

Drinking water: Safe to drink from the tap

Plugs: Type C and F (See photo below)

Covid Updates

Proof of vaccination plus a negative Covid test upon entry. Digital registration is required in some instances. Check link below for more info as sometimes it depends on which country you’re arriving from. 


Official currency: € Euro  

Budget: Backpackers can get away with €30 per day here. Dorms are between €10 – €20 and food and beer are cheaper than farther west.  Mid – range accommodation will start around €50 and go up from there. Expect to spend €80 – €100 per day. 

Credit cards: Common

Tipping: Round up the bill 


Schengen state. 62 countries can enter for 90 days within 180 visa free. 

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**



**Assuming you are current on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations specific to your home country**


Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**


Official Languages: German

Hello: Hallo      Goodbye: Auf Wiedersehen

Thank-you: Danke

Yes: Ja (ya)     No: Nein (nine)

Beer: Bier      Bathroom: Toiletten

When to go

Prices and crowds will be at their peak during the summer months of June – August, during December for the famed Christmas markets and of course during Oktoberfest. 

Weather will be warmest May – September and winter temps are usually below freezing. Expect precipitation throughout the year.  

Responsible Travel

Hire local guides

Eat, stay and shop local

Always be environmentally conscious 

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